STARK Group acquires yet another branch in Denmark

STARK Danmark acquires XL-Byg Allinge Byggemarked & Trælasthandel A/S on Denmark’s easternmost island, Bornholm.

With the acquisition, the company strengthens its local presence on the island, known as the Sunshine Island. The one-branch acquisition follows last year’s opening of the first STARK branch on Bornholm that covered a “white spot” on STARK Group’s map of Denmark.

CEO of STARK Denmark, Britta Korre Stenholt says:

”With two branches on Bornholm, we follow our strategy of being locally present and close to our customers. The customers appreciate our service and product range, and we can see that there is room for another branch that can meet the demands and wishes of the professional craftsmen. This applies especially in Allinge, which experiences great growth from the many tourists, holiday homeowners and Denmark’s leading festival for politics with more than 100,000 participants, Folkemødet, which has made the city flourish.

With the acquisition, STARK Danmark continues its growth strategy: Over the past year, the builders’ merchant, which is Denmark’s largest retailer and distributor of building materials, has acquired four former XL-Byg branches in the Southern part of Funen, opened four STARK shops in the capital city of Copenhagen and a branch in Rødbyhavn as part of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel between Denmark and Germany: Northern Europe’s largest bridge construction.

The parties have chosen not to disclose the terms and price of the transaction.

About STARK Group

STARK Group is a leading business-to-business distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in the Nordics and Germany, with a strategic focus on serving the professional builders.

STARK Group has revenue of approx. EUR 5 billion and serves c. 10,000 suppliers and 260,000 customers from its +485 locations. Headquartered in Denmark, STARK Group has approx. 11,700 employees in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. The Group has doubled in size over the last couple of years through acquisitions and organic growth, and today, it holds a leading national or regional position in all markets.

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